I’m borrowing a phrase I heard recently, ” every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”. For many of us the struggle is very real, no matter how hard we try we just can’t seem to get it right; the journey is filled with obstacles, is tedious, and sometimes mind boggling, we fall many times in our life journey.
We find it so do hard to do what is right, but; so easy to do what is deemed wrong. We work hard each day and the pay check still doesn’t pay the bills or maintain our family needs. Trouble seems to be our middle name, one we wish we had the control to change. You may say I do have the control, yet; you are forgetting there are external forces at play which contribute to our struggles.
Over these outside entities we have no control, however; they affect our journey. It is written “through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established, by knowledge the rooms are filled with precious and pleasant riches,” but; there is a process to the journey. It will take fortitude, faith and sometimes physical strength as we continue to walk.
There will be times we will surely fall, we must get back up; only if we fail to get up will we be defeated. It is written ” a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity”. Yes the struggle is real but where there is struggle there is life. If there is no struggle we are complacent with the sin in our lives, the struggle indicates we are fighting to cast off the old man of sin and embrace the new man created by Jesus the Christ.
When we fall, as I’m sure we will; we must not become discouraged. We have an advocate with the Father who pleads for us, is willing to forgive us when we repent of our sins and will restore us. We must remember “every way of man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart”. Although the struggle is real we can trust our Father to have compassion and unfailing love for us.
The struggle indicates we are fighting against the influence of the arch enemy who controls this world. Jesus was sent by the Father that we could be fully prepared in our battle against such a mighty enemy. Only in Jesus will we overcome our struggles and be reunited to the Father and the Son. He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, honor, and righteousness.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace.